Bethlehem Accommodation

Bethlehem is a town in the Free State province of South Africa. It is named after the biblical town of the same name, but not for the reasons you may think. The Free State is known for its agricultural activities and wheat constitutes a major proportion of the province's produce. Bethlehem lies at the heart of the province's 'wheat belt'. Its reputation as a wheat producing area is in fact why the town got its name. It's been said that the biblical Bethlehem was also renowned for its wheat fields, and hence it seemed fitting that the South African town be named after the biblical one.

Bethlehem was established in 1875 on the farm Pretorius Kloof, its purpose being that of a service station, providing supplies to passing travellers. These days, the town has grown so much that it is too big to join the ranks of charming small towns like Ficksburg and Clarens. It is not so big though that it can compete with metropolises like Bloemfontein.

Bethlehem lies on the banks of the Liebenbergs River and in the shadow of the Rooiberg Mountains. It is surrounded by open farmlands and there are a number of outdoor attractions nearby. Among them, the Tepelkop hiking trail, the jet ski launch at the Lock Athlone dam (also a popular braai and picnic spot for locals) and the Golden Gate National Park just out of town. The park is home to the endangered Cape Vulture. There are a number of historic sandstone buildings in the town too as well as some provincial heritage sites.

The delightful little town of Clarens, which is not only pretty but is also home to a diverse creative community.

Bethlehem lies at an altitude of 1700 metres, which accounts for its mild climate. It is 240 kilometres from Bloemfontein.

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Lionsrock Lodge
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Welcome to Lionsrock Lodge - situated in the 1250 hectare Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary just 18km outside Bethlehem, on route to Clarens and 3hours drive from Gauteng. Activities Whether you decide ... Read More

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Murasie Guest Farm and Wedding Venue
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Enjoy the serenity and splendour of the eastern Free State countryside! A warm welcome, breathtaking views and true tranquillity awaits upon arrival at Murasie Guest Farm. Murasie's name originates... Read More

 
Cambridge Guesthouse

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Cambridge Guesthouse is located in Eureka, Bethlehem. We provide peaceful, convenient and comfortable accommodation for business people, families, tourist and sporting groups in an informal and relaxe... Read More

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Martelle's

From R250 pps


En-suite rooms, flat screen televisions, DSTV Guest House package), coffee/tea facilities, heaters, fans, hair dryers, electric blankets, safe undercover parking and the best breakfast in the Eastern ... Read More

 
GooseBerry Lodge Guest House

From R780* unit


Full English breakfast, lunch and dinners on request. Safe undercover parking. Colour television, including M-Net and two DSTV channels. Tea and coffee making facilities. FREE WiFi, Telephone, fax ... Read More

 
The Green Olive Guesthouse

From R250 pps


The Green Olive Guesthouse offers modern, spacious and luxurious accommodation in Bethlehem. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and offers a living area equipped with a fridge, electr... Read More

 
Krith Guest House

From R450 pps


Krith Guesthouse is in the tranquil upmarket suburb of La Provance only 1,8 km from the N5 motorway and in the neighbourhood of our local airport. The rooms features a charming garden entrance with... Read More

 
Inkwe Lodge

From R650 pps


Situated in Bethlehem, 20 minutes drive from Clarens, Inkwe Lodge is an international quality lodge providing a true African experience whilst maintaining the highest standard of personal service, com... Read More

 
Fisant, Bokmakierie & Hoephoep Guest House

From R425 pps


Atmosphere, attention to detail and personal service make Fisant, Bokmakierie & Hoephoep very special. Relax in style and comfort in this tranquil setting with beautiful gardens. Caring hosts, Du ... Read More

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Times Square Guest House

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Times Square Guest House, situated on Kerk Street, Bethlehem (the main road leading to Bloemfontein), is a new 4 star establishment. This beautiful old "grand dame" has been lovingly renovated and dec... Read More

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Bethlehem Reviews

Bethlehem
Its a lovely little town
- Nikita Declerk

Bethlehem
Neat and tidy town with lots of interests.
- Mike van der Walt

Bethlehem
Our favourite part of the country, the town is clean, spacious and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay.
- Derek Beatty

Bethlehem
Nice clean city, friendly people and lots to do for such a small town
- Rudi Goussard

Bethlehem
Very nice
- Lizette Van Der Walt